Elmont Jewish Center prays for Pittsburgh

Elmont Jewish Center Rabbi Chaim Blachman described the horrific sensation of broken hearts and fear within the Jewish community in the wake of the mass shooting at a Pennsylvania synagogue that took …

Elmont educator Mecklembourg going full speed ahead

Elsy Mecklembourg doesn’t know how to slow down. At an age when most people are considering retirement plans, Mecklembourg, 63, is finishing up the coursework for her doctorate in medical education …

Rock Out takes aim at cancer

With only a few days left until the big day, Rock Out Cures Inc.’s executive board members gathered at the Plattdeutsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square last week to make sure that everything …

Bauer descendant unravels connection to local church

Simple curiosity took hold of George Bauer one day in the summer of 2016 at his home in Lees Summit, Missouri. But despite the itch to explore and research his family’s history, Bauer had no solid …

County Legislator Carrié Solages pleads guilty

Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages, a Democrat from Elmont, pleaded guilty to two disorderly conduct violations in a Hempstead court on Sept. 12, and was ordered to take part in a 26-week …

Senior crisis hotline takes hundreds of calls since November

After the suicide of an elderly veteran in Bellmore roughly four months ago, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and the Long Island Crisis Center announced the launch of a senior crisis hotline. It began operating on Dec. 1, and since then, over 200 calls have been logged.

Christopher Capece

Multifamily housing is right for Long Island

Since the 1960s, there has been a raging debate about the proper place of multifamily housing on Long Island. Opponents warn of “Queens creep,” implying . . .

Randi Kreiss

Breathing hard, and moisturizing, in northern California

Not every weekly newspaper has a foreign correspondent, and we don’t, either. So, I bring to you, at my expense, a firsthand account of a summer in the wilds of northern California.

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